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Placerville (PC 1087)

Call sign:
November - Foxtrot - Tango - Bravo

Placerville served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 12 April 1943 at George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, Massachusetts
  • Launched 21 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1087, 22 May 1944 at Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Decommissioned 20 February 1947 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, Oregon
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as December 1947
  • Named Placerville 15 February 1956
  • Transferred 16 July 1957 to Taiwan on loan under the Military Assistance Program and renamed Tung Kiang (PC-119)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 15 April 1976
  • Sold outright to Taiwan 1 May 1976
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 280 t.(lt), 450 t.(fl)
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20.2 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp General Motors 16-278A diesel engines (Serial No. 14240 and 14241), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-119 31k . Chinese Navy
    PC-119 43k c. 1965

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